It’s difficult to overstate the importance of security for any business. One of the simplest ways to boost security is with a fence. Many business owners opt for chain link as a security fence material because it is inexpensive and undeniably strong. But you might be wondering: how can you boost the security of your chain link fence? Here are some ideas you might want to consider.
Use Barbed or Razor Wire
One of the most familiar ways to increase the security of a chain link fence is with barbed wire or razor wire. As you probably know, most potential intruders will, when confronted with a fence, attempt to climb over it. Barbed or razor wire can go a long way toward preventing would-be intruders from attempting that climb.
There’s a reason these security measures are so popular. They’re cheap and effective. Still, there’s more you can do to tighten your business’ security.
Install a Bottom Rail or Buried Mesh
If a potential intruder sees that you’ve installed barbed or razored wire on your chain link fence, this won’t stop them completely. If they can’t go over, they might try going under.
One drawback of chain link fences is that the bottom isn’t always secured. You can easily resolve this by adding a bottom rail. This makes the bottom of the fence impossible to pull up and slide under.
If that’s not enough, you could employ buried mesh. Many gardeners use this trick to keep digging animals out of their gardens. Business owners can do so, too. This is exactly what it sounds like—mesh is buried underneath the ground to make it far more difficult to dig under the fence.
Plant Thorny Plants
Speaking of gardeners, you might want to consider planting some thorny plants. You’d be surprised just how effective of a deterrent to would-be intruders brambles could be. Try planting trifoliate orange or an ornamental rose. Another good option is blackberry bushes. These are intimidating enough to ward off intruders, and also provide some value for local wildlife.
There’s no doubt about it—chain link is a fantastic material for security fencing. But some would argue they aren’t quite as pretty as other materials. If you feel this way yourself, planting thorny plants along your fence can do wonders from an aesthetic point of view as well.
Contact Hercules GSA Today!
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